Eliza Murphy

Digital Editor | Love What Matters ❤️ | Social Media Savvy Southern Belle. Thoughts are my own, clearly.

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‘Fifteen days after this picture was taken, this sweet girl’s dad – her best friend, was diagnosed with terminal cancer. She would only have him 18 more
January, 18 2019
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‘I heard my name. ‘Are you Suzanne?’ A woman approached me. I was confused, even scared I had done something wrong. ‘Yes?,’ I said nervously.’
January, 18 2019
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‘The best course of action will be to do a total hysterectomy,’ the doctor said, staring at me. ‘But I’m only 29!,’ I gasped in disbelief.’
January, 18 2019
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‘I walked into the NICU. Her nurse said, ‘Hey momma, I was just about to call you.’ I knew that wasn’t good. My heart started pounding. I could feel it in my
January, 17 2019
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‘I’m sorry, but we found a mass in your daughter’s brain.’ I thought that would be the worst day of my life. Little did I know, only 13 days later, THAT would
January, 17 2019
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‘It stopped my heart. I landed on a glass I was carrying, and a chunk of it punctured my jugular. A voice came to me and told me I was dying. Oh God no! I
January, 16 2019
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‘She said they become ‘the pet of the school.’ The life I imagined crashed before me and fell to pieces. I heard the words, ‘She has characteristics of Down
January, 16 2019
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‘The billing department doesn’t care if your baby died. The medical companies don’t care if you’re on unpaid leave because your child is a long-term patient.
January, 16 2019
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‘Katie, get off the couch!,’ was the last thing I heard before witnessing the shattering sound of the gun.’
January, 16 2019
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‘There is something wrong. She won’t open her eyes and is very weak.’ I drove to the babysitter’s house like a rocket! I collapsed in tears. Everything was
January, 15 2019
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‘Yes of course, bring our boy home,’ I blurted out quickly. I started to panic. ‘Now is there one baby or two babies?’ He moved the probe and we saw it.
January, 15 2019
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‘I had no one to call. This was a pain even greater than getting shot. Yes, you read right. Right in the in the head with a .45 bullet. WORSE THAN THAT.’
January, 15 2019
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‘I woke up handcuffed to a hospital bed covered in my own vomit, dirt and mud caked in my ears and under my perfectly manicured acrylic nails.’
January, 14 2019
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‘I had fallen forward on my belly. I was placed on a gurney, in full uniform, and wheeled through the ER. ‘We should talk delivery options.’ My response? ‘Um,
January, 14 2019
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‘Stop pushing!,’ my doctor said. ‘No time to wait. His heart rate keeps dropping with every push, I cannot let this keep happening.’
January, 14 2019
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‘We got the call. ‘Hi, Mrs. Morgan? We have a little girl for emergency placement. Can’t walk or talk. Her mother passed away unexpectedly, and we haven’t
January, 11 2019
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‘He looked at me screaming, helpless because he felt they were torturing him. All mommy could do was hold him tight, but not stop them. The room caved in on
January, 11 2019
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‘What is wrong? Is something wrong?’ He didn’t answer me. ‘Chad, seriously, tell me what’s wrong.’ He closed his eyes, took a deep breath and leaned in.’
January, 11 2019
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‘I couldn’t catch my breath. I tried to call my husband, but I was shaking so much I couldn’t even hit the call button on my phone.’
January, 11 2019
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‘He was my best friend. The last thing he said to me was: ‘I’m ok mom, I love you too.’ That was at 10:20 on Saturday night.’
January, 10 2019
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‘A close friend was utterly devastated she was going to have a C-section. I was not the right person to have that conversation with.’
January, 10 2019
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‘You can touch him if you want,’ the doctor said after our son was delivered. Our son. A child that just 3 weeks prior, we did not know existed.’
January, 9 2019
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‘I found out I was pregnant. My ex-boyfriend refused to believe the baby was his. We tried to come to a resolution, but within a month, he was found dead in
January, 9 2019
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‘My eyes darted back and forth as I tried to make sense of where I was. As the fog lifted inside my head, I vaguely remembered bits and pieces of the day
January, 9 2019
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‘I asked my husband if he had it. He said, ‘Yes.’ One nurse even said, ‘I think he has what mommy has!’ He had white chunks of skin around his fingers and
January, 8 2019
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‘When they come out, everyone is gone. Their father is nowhere in sight. Michael looks nervous. ‘What are we going to do?’ ‘I don’t know.’ They both begin to
January, 8 2019
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‘When I wiped, I felt something coming out. My world came crashing down. I got a sick feeling in my stomach – I knew what was about to happen.’
January, 7 2019
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‘When I learned I was having twins, I cried. ‘But I already have a baby!’ were the first words out of my mouth as the ultrasound tech told me there was not
January, 7 2019
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‘This year, I did a thing. A great, big, huge, beautiful thing. I put my wedding ring back on.’
January, 4 2019
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‘There are items that are impossible to let go of, even if they are broken. My dad bought them for my children. He died almost 3 years ago.’
January, 4 2019
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‘I got on the bus. 3 boys yelled at me, ‘Hey white boy!’ ‘Mom, I was nervous.’ After all, I was the only white boy on the bus. They asked if I use the N-word.
January, 4 2019
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‘Expect problems,’ she told us. I had heard those words before, yet my brain couldn’t make sense of them. ‘What kind of problems?,’ I asked, my voice
January, 4 2019
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‘I wasn’t even near him,’ actually means, ‘I was standing directly in front of him trying to touch his eyeballs with my eyeballs.’ You will learn to like
January, 4 2019
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‘Is she going to die? Is she going to be ok?,’ I wailed hysterically. She paused. ‘I hope so.’ I started to see spots and my lips started to go numb. I was
January, 3 2019
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‘All I could hear was, ‘the car was crushed.’ At first I thought she was talking about herself. But then I heard it. My sister’s name. My beautiful baby
January, 3 2019
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‘Predators go where the prey is, and unfortunately, they see our CHILDREN as that prey. A paycheck. An opportunity.’
January, 3 2019
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‘Six little words made my whole world fall apart. ‘Your baby may not make it’ – I jumped off the exam table and threw up in the trash can.’
January, 2 2019
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‘From the bathroom all he heard was, ‘BABE?!’ Just 2 weeks after meeting the birth mom, we found out we were pregnant. I was actually mad. ‘God why NOW?’
January, 2 2019
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‘This is not my year to run a marathon, drink 2 gallons of water a day, or make healthy, home-cooked meals. It is my year to survive.’
January, 2 2019
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‘I mentioned how different my hair felt. Her eyes widened as she touched my head. My thick blonde locks were noticeably thinner.’
January, 2 2019
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‘I remember waking up and wondering why Mike and my mother were talking about something random and not the baby. What happened to the baby?’
December, 25 2018
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‘I was in my parents’ bedroom- confessing a huge secret I had been keeping, one that would change our lives forever. I was pregnant. My dad decided I was going
December, 21 2018
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‘This is the first Christmas they will not be home, at least not in their home. They’ll be in their NEW home, which doesn’t feel like home to Dad, and mom know
December, 20 2018
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‘I’m a Christmas Eve baby. My birthday didn’t have the greatest timing in the eyes of others around me.’
December, 20 2018
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‘There is NOTHING right about this picture, but EVERYTHING is right about it. Because it’s the only Christmas picture I have.’
December, 20 2018
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‘The baby was born in his bed.’ This was the text message I received. It was a relative of mine, and we knew this child was coming, but not like this.’
December, 20 2018
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‘I spent nearly 12 years with a man I never should’ve married. He never touched me. We fought about my weight. I was immune to anything but pain. And then I
December, 20 2018
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‘She only used her right hand. She kept her left arm close to her, tightly clenched into a little fist. Deep down I knew what her diagnosis would be.’
December, 20 2018
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‘To the nurse who made me feel guilty for using an elevator. ‘I had to park on the roof, there’s no way I’m making it all the way up there!’ You scoffed, and
December, 20 2018
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‘Dear husband, it’s time you know the TRUTH about Christmas. I am Santa. But this year, things are about to change.’
December, 20 2018
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